Small towns in New Hampshire are struggling to find and keep quality police chiefs. The towns of Bristol and Newbury let their police chiefs go this fall citing personnel issues. And the town of Webster had disagreements with its police chief, a dispute which ended up in court. Andrew Shagoury is the police chief for the town of Tuftonboro, and the president of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Shagoury about the difficulties with hiring police chiefs in smaller towns. (Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) What are some of the challenges with hiring in these small towns? I imagine that the applicant pool is much smaller. It can be small. I often tell...
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Small New Hampshire Towns Struggle to Keep Police Chiefs